Given how many interpretations of Dracula there have been on-screen, from Bela Lugosi to Gary Oldman, I wonder how terrifying it was to undertake such an iconic role? I am not afraid of not being as good as somebody else, and I am not afraid of being better than somebody else. Success has very little to do with me, beyond my performance and paying attention to what is happening on set. Success will be decided by the people who view it. We are working very hard to make it as erotic, as entertaining and as provocative as we possibly can, so that people can enjoy it. These will all come out.
This is the first big part that Victoria Smurfit 40 has played on U. Smurfit has played many sexy, no nonsense characters on British television over the years and admits that she loves playing action roles. I adore it when I get on set and they do your hair and your costume and then I get to do loads of fighting. She has written and is developing two other series ideas and gradually making her way in Hollywood as a writer and actress. I read it years ago and I was always surprised at how readable it is.
Katie 29 is not your typical actress by any standards. Educated at Trinity College Dublin, she has a degree in history, but has no formal training as an actress. It was there that she managed to switch professions entirely. By virtue of being in the right place on a day they were short of actors, Katie found herself getting cast in a regular role on The Tudors. Without giving away anything with spoilers, this book tells the story of how the lives of Jack Stewart, a wealthy man who wants for "almost" nothing, and Luke Kiernan an Irish Traveller, collided in a way neither of them could have expected.
This was a great story that drew you in fr Well ChocLit publishing have done it again. This was a great story that drew you in from the start. It is an amazing story of families and deep connections. There are so many wonderful characters in the book, but you never lose track of who is who, due to the way the author immerses you into their lives. Whilst reading the book it took me through so many different emotions from concern to anger and love to sadness. The way the author depicts the locations in the book makes you feel like you have actually been there.
Bizarrely enough, after reading the book the author sent me some photos, and Ennis shown in the photo's above is just how I pictured it to be when reading the book. I loved this book and I didn't want it to end. I would love to know what happened to all the characters next. I didn't want it to end and I didn't want to leave them behind. A great read.
View 2 comments. Sep 03, Lin Treadgold rated it it was amazing. As a friend of the authors, I never like to put reviews up for people I know well, but on this occasion I had to say how much I have enjoyed reading Beneath an Irish Sky. Two authors so far away from each other and never meeting, has to be some kind miracle. I know how hard they both worked to put this together, I nurtured Liv Thomas through her e-mails and willed her to keep going.
The story reads so well and has many twists and turns with every page. I haven't been able to put it down. Perhaps As a friend of the authors, I never like to put reviews up for people I know well, but on this occasion I had to say how much I have enjoyed reading Beneath an Irish Sky. Perhaps this is a lesson, that being a co-author really can work. I cannot tell at the moment who has written which part and so on, it's just so smooth and the descriptions are bang on! Well done ladies. I loved it.
It takes a lot to keep me reading and this one did. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who loves a saga. Luke is certainly a hard nut to crack, but who could blame him after all he has been through. I loved the way Matt comes on the scene to help and all the ups and downs of a family in crisis. Thank you Liv and Val for providing such a super read. Can't wait to read the next one Lin Well written, deep mystery and ever deepening love. I would highly recommend this book for all.
Dec 27, JoaniE rated it it was amazing. This book kept me entertained from start to finish. Her characters are intriguing and very realistic. I enjoyed the relationship interactions. This story is set, back and forth, between England and Ireland. The story made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry, and left me with hope. Very enjoyable and entertaining. This is what I look for in literatur This book kept me entertained from start to finish. This is what I look for in literature. View 1 comment. Irish Sky I really liked this book , I didn't want to put it down.
I look forward to reading more by Isabella Connor. Oct 19, Leanne Hayter rated it it was amazing. Being an Irish lassie this book was a real joy to read.
I was intrigued from page one and Couldn't put it down. The author deserves more than 5 stars for this beautiful story. Jul 21, Shaz Goodwin rated it really liked it. Jack is in Dublin having a task to undertake as a direct result from the aftermath of the traffic accident in the blurb.
From the first page I had lots of questions … What had Annie done to be the cause of so much emotion? I wish we could have met Annie. Having provoked such strong emotions in our characters and the descriptions of her make me think I would have liked her … a lot! Luke travels back to Manchester with Jack and their story unfolds amidst a community that hides secrets and jealousy — a community that is led in the majority by the head and not the heart. Business and appearances takes precedence over the personal, no matter the cost.
Every time they take a step towards each other, something else happens or comes to light that affects their relationship. There is plenty of tenseness and anxiety between these two. Traveller customs have a large part to play and it was interesting to find out more about these. Alongside their fragile relationship is the new women in their lives.
Kate is drawn to Luke and fights his corner while Emer is very balanced and her skills are effective in getting Jack to look deeper into himself. He was a stranger to the village and must surely feel overwhelmed. Her head was bowed, but not in grief — she was discreetly looking at a valuable bracelet one of her men friends had given her.
Rose-gold moonstone, she said it was. I loved the way he tricked Sarah into telling the truth! There was one shocking moment for me when another truth emerges — the reason that underpins the actions that leaves Jack on his own. It highlights how the upper class think of those lower down the ladder … The ending was just perfect and exactly how it should be : Beneath an Irish Sky is all about family and snobbery! It will capture your thoughts and imagination and make you want to fight for the truth and a resolution for Jack and Luke. I would like to thank the publishers for providing a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Apr 03, Lucinda rated it really liked it Recommends it for: fans of books with drama and secrets. Shelves: new-releases. Beneath An Irish Sky was quite a different book for me to review. How could anyone b Beneath An Irish Sky was quite a different book for me to review. How could anyone behave so vile and insensitive to a young guy who has just lost his mother?
I recommend it to anyone who likes reading about family secrets and small communities, as it is really an interesting story in that way, and really delves into culture and class differences well. Aug 02, Blodeuedd Finland rated it liked it Shelves: women-s-fiction.
I do confess to wanting to smack Luke over the head a lot, but then again if I had been Luke I would have been just as angry. The book is filled with drama and anger. Luke is a young traveller, and people do not like travellers. He is an angry young man. Abused by his uncles, his mum just died and all his life he hated the man who left his mother.
Jack Stewart is also angry. His wife left him without a word 20 years ago and now she finds out he has a son. But he is good and tries his best. But Luk I do confess to wanting to smack Luke over the head a lot, but then again if I had been Luke I would have been just as angry.
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But Luke was just so very angry and hates him. You can see where the drama comes from. Confrontation after confrontation. Luke has been fed lies all his life. I felt so sorry for Jack, because in the end he lost it too and just wanted away. I could not have dealt with Luke and his refusal to believe anything else than what he knew. Then there are secrets. Why did she leave?
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What happened? Quite a few shocking events. I liked the book as I wanted everyone to just get along. But 20 years of hate is hard to let go of. And I so wanted to know why she had left. An interesting story filled with drama and romance. Oct 06, Rhoda Baxter rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. The romances there are two are subordinate to the main story about Annie and why she left.
Luke is very sweet and his insecurities, which are all completely understandable, make him an easy hero to fall in love with. Jack, on the other hand is more difficult to feel sympathy for, but there again, you can understand why his reactions towards his son are as they are. By the end of it, he's changed and come out a true hero. The heroines are less sharply defined than the heroes I loved this book. The heroines are less sharply defined than the heroes as they have to share the stage with the dead heroine of the backstory - Annie.
Like any great mystery book, the plot twists and turns with each new revelation making your sympathies and suspicions swing from one character to another. The twist, when it arrived, made me see the whole book in a different light. Needless to say, I did not see that twist coming. This is a brilliant book - well plotted, well written and hugely enjoyable. Apr 17, Dianne Ascroft rated it it was amazing. The story is believable and so are the characters.
The characters must journey through their problems and sort them out in order to find happiness. There are several layers to the book as the characters deal with hurts and mysteries in the past and difficulties and danger in the present.
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The author made me empathise with the characters, especially Luke, and care what happened to them. I wanted to mother Luke and to kick his father at times. I can easily recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story. Sep 04, Anne Harvey rated it it was amazing. I found this novel intriguing from the first page and the pace never lets up. When successful businessman Jack Stewart is called on to identify the body of his estranged wife, Annie, he is shocked to learn that he has a son he didn't know about.
But is Luke his son? Twenty years before, Annie had left him for apparently no reason, leaving Jack grief-stricken. It's hardly surprising that Jack puts up barriers and Luke has bitter barriers of his own to overcome. What adds a poignant twist to this I found this novel intriguing from the first page and the pace never lets up. What adds a poignant twist to this plot is that Annie and Luke are Travellers and the upper middle-class area of Cheshire where Jack lives is as prejudiced in the present day as it was twenty years before.
The two main characters are both male and it is they who dominate this story.
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long, long time. Nov 06, Martha rated it really liked it Recommends it for: anyone. I came across this book in a newspaper review and had to order it from my local bookshop, why they weren't promoting it as their book of the month I'm not sure, it is a very good read, a real page turner, by the end of the first chapter I was hooked, so much that I read the whole book in one evening, into the early hours of the morning.
The characters are well painted, so much that I wanted to slap or smack as we Irish would say Jack at several times through the book for being such as sap, rare I came across this book in a newspaper review and had to order it from my local bookshop, why they weren't promoting it as their book of the month I'm not sure, it is a very good read, a real page turner, by the end of the first chapter I was hooked, so much that I read the whole book in one evening, into the early hours of the morning.
The characters are well painted, so much that I wanted to slap or smack as we Irish would say Jack at several times through the book for being such as sap, rare that I feel like a character is a real person. If you are looking for something different, try it. Sep 22, Beverley Eikli rated it it was amazing Shelves: general , romance. I love being sucked into a book by the set-up and then held captive as plot twists and turns compound an underlying mystery.
There was a colourful array of characters in Beneath an Irish Sky but the two heroes stole the show by the manner in which they stole their way into their women's heart: a father and a son, so very different, estranged but forced through tragedy to get to know one another This was a lovely, engrossing story which I couldn't put down at the end, and which delivered everythin I love being sucked into a book by the set-up and then held captive as plot twists and turns compound an underlying mystery.
There was a colourful array of characters in Beneath an Irish Sky but the two heroes stole the show by the manner in which they stole their way into their women's heart: a father and a son, so very different, estranged but forced through tragedy to get to know one another This was a lovely, engrossing story which I couldn't put down at the end, and which delivered everything I'd hoped. Peter Capaldi has revealed he chose his new Doctor Who Kristen Stewart has revealed that she doesn't smile for Beyonce has thanked her fans as she and husband Jay Z Morrissey claims he has been snubbed by TV stations Nick Hewer has revealed his designer wristwatch has February 16 AM.
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Most beautiful Helen, I am not prepared for her eternity. She is the loveliest, the most gentle of women, She the funniest, the best of all times.
Helen is dead. Let the heavens rip open The veil of the temple of the sweet Atlantic. Is that her soul ascending? Helen, There is laughter in the whole happiness Of your friendship. For your thirty-three years You have graced this earth. Grace the air I fly.
Give me strength through grace to say savage words. Helen of Troy is dead. She moved through life like a woman untouched. Her honest face concealed its secrets. When she chose to speak, there was wisdom stirring. She kept her counsel, she believed in fate. Believing in wisdom, she faced it squarely.
Poor fate didn't know what it had taken on. All fights, my friend, are fights to the bitter end. As soon stop the sun shining as the end be sweet. I might approve of this appellation, This Helen of Troy, were it ever true. But it's not. So, call me by my own name. Say it, even if it breaks your heart. Do you not think my heart is broken? Do you think mythology eases my pained heart? One day I looked at myself in a mirror.
The loveliest woman in Ireland looked out at me. I told her where to get off that instant. I'm a working woman.